February 15th, 2017
The new year has arrived with an abundance of new energy and new projects... so many exciting things under way. I've been assisting the wonderful Hannah Bertram install at Maragaret Lawrence Gallery, celebrating making with the crew at Frankston Arts Centre as facilitator for their fabulous Hot Arts for Cool kids program, Mixed Up Masks at Frankston North Community Centre, and now enjoying the beginnings of new adventures close to home with weekly drawing classes at Tilba Hill Studio. Thursday evening classes started with observational drawing and self portraits and have moved on to mark making with ink. With two sessions left in our Draw 4 workshops, I've been inspired to spend more time in the studio, experimenting, exploring, creating studies and going deeper with my practice. About time!
Next month see's my very first (local) drawing workshops specifically for kids launched. Bookings are now open ... and I'm so looking forward to more play time with a crew of young artists.
For your viewing pleasure, this ones on exhibition at The Frankston Arts Centre, Cube 37 until September 6th.
Number 7: WIP
Work in progress. Some may call it procrastination. Avoidance maybe. Today I prefer to think of it as a lesson in patience. Learning to go deep with a piece, exploring every little nuance until eventually and with triumphant fanfare (cue choirs of angels) the work is declared done. Ta Da.
This piece is a self portrait I've been working on....for some time. It was a drawing exercise set earlier this year using biro on paper and the whole thing seems to have taken on a life of its own. Not sure where this first serious foray into portraiture drawing will lead but it could be an interesting little journey.
extremely interesting things
I like to make things...paintings, stitched things, paper things and such.